How did we lose Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge? His wiki/bio and cause of death.

Nicholas Fudge was a famous reality TV personality who cast on National Geographic channel’s show, Wicked Tuna. The TV show is about Tuna fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts. They fish on the North Atlantic Ocean to make money.

The fishermen compete in teams.

Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge died at a young age of 28 years on July 19th, 2018, just a few days to celebrating his 29th birthday.

Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge was born on August 1st, 1989, in Topsfield, Massachusetts. He was twenty-eight by the time of his death. His family’s details were entirely private, and not much is known.

He completed his education from Portsmouth High School.

Fudge left behind his parents, his brother Cody, his girlfriend, his paternal grandfather, his maternal grandparents and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nicholas will be remembered for his infectious smile and a big hug that he gave everyone around him.


Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge had a passion for tuna fishing from a young age. He got his start when he accompanied his father and grandfather on a fishing expedition.

He grew up in the business of hunting and selling-off the tuna fish as part of the family business.

After Nicholas was recognized as a top sport fisherman in the country, he got noticed by the National Geographic channel show Wicked Tuna. He was the first crew member of Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. 

Image of Nicholas Fudge from Wicked Tuna show

Nicholas Fudge from Wicked Tuna show

He loved the environment a lot and took part in many initiatives of its conservation.

By the time of Duffy’s death, he had a net worth of approximately $400,000.

Image of Wicked Tuna cast Nicholas Fudge net worth is $400,000

Wicked Tuna cast Nicholas Fudge net worth is $400,000

Nicholas Fudge wife, married, children

By the time of his death, Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge was dating his girlfriend, Ali Currier. She was left gutted considering how happy they were.

Image of Nicholas Fudge with his girlfriend Ali Currier

Nicholas Fudge with his girlfriend, Ali Currier

There weren’t any records of past relationships by the time he died.

How did Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge die? Cause of death revealed

Few months before Nicholas died an officer by the name, McCain confirmed that he was arrested. Duffy was charged for careless driving, disobeying an officer, resisting arrest, city law for open alcohol container and driving after suspension.

The case received a lot of attention. So much that at the announcement of his death, many people thought it was as a result of an accident.

Image of Nicholas Fudge died at age 28

Nicholas Fudge died at age 28

Fudge died so unexpectedly, on July 19, 2018. As a result, he left many of his fans devastated by the news.

The National Geographic confirmed Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge’s death in a Twitter message which read:

 “@NatGeoChannel and @Pilgrim_Studios were saddened to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge passed away this week. Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.”

The local police department did not announce the cause of his death, but the local fishermen told the New Hampshire Union Leader that he might have suffered from decompression sickness, which is popularly known as “the bends.”

According to, ‘the bends’ is linked with deep sea diving. It results from the formation of bubbles of gas that occur with changes in pressure during scuba diving.

As a result, when a diver uses nitrogen or gas in their air tank, the pressure increases as the diver goes down the sea due to the weight of water above.

The gas dissolves in the tissues of the body, and the more time the diver remains under the water, the more nitrogen dissolves in their body. The nitrogen quantity blocks the flow of blood, and this distracts blood vessels and nerves by shredding them. This, in turn, is what causes the death of the diver.

The symptoms of this condition include tiredness, rashes, itchiness, pulmonary or long compression sickness, Neurological Decompression Sickness, and swollen lymph glands.

The fishermen understood better their way of life, and this could have led them to that conclusion on Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge’s death. Sad!

Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge wiki-bio by the time of his death Description
Full name Nicholas  Fudge
Nickname Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge
Date of birth (age) August 1st, 1989
Birthplace Topsfield, Massachusetts
Date of death July 19th, 2018
Mother Not known
Father Not known
Ethnicity/Race White
Career Tuna Fisherman
Nationality American
Marital status He had not married
Children None
Height 5 feet 9inches
Weight 72kgs

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